Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, MOPAR, Project Power Laggin', XL Engine Tech, XL Project Trucks, XL Tech Stories

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Swapping A Magnum 360 Into Our Old Rig!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Charger: Lock And Load The Parts Cannon For Maximum Effect

I made the conscious decision to not treat this 1976 Charger the same as every other project car that I’ve owned over the past three decades. Any change from the way the car was when I first...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Prepping Our Junkyard Magnum 360 For Swap Day!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Charger: New Shoes, New Attitude, And The First Trip Onto The Strip

It’s pushing close to the one-year anniversary of the day I decided that a 1976 Dodge Charger was going to become my long-term project car, and judging by the relative lack of posts about the...

Unhinged: Reviving A Fury Sport, Part 1 – Acquiring Another Land Barge Mopar

Ed. note: this is your language warning. I’m going to have fun with this series.  In 2009, Brian Lohnes dubbed me “The Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes” after he started...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Let’s Go Engine Shopping At The Local Junkyard!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Is It Scrap Or Salvage For Our Broken Chrysler 318 V8?

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Checking In After Our MSD Atomic EFI 2 Swap!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Charger: The Heater Core Job We Should Have Been Worried About

The last update on our 1976 Dodge Charger Daytona was done back in August 2021. You know what that means? It means it works! That’s right, for once, I’ve had an older Mopar on the...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Wrapping Up The Install Of Our MSD Atomic EFI 2 System!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Charger – Electrical Chasing And Fuel Tank Modifications

A few months into owning the final project car, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s been in the garage for a good part of it. Yeah, yeah, line your jokes up. Nothing too major, but let’s...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Fixing Our Fuel System Before We Go Atomic!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: We Decide To Go Atomic With The Old Rig!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Charger: Paint Repair And More Instrument Cluster Investigation

The Charger Chapters: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: The Problem Areas The nice, pleasantly warm and relatively dry early summer of Kentucky has given way to the hot, humid, and hellish season that...